Talking Pictures TV Scores 100-Plus Films in Library Deals


LONDON: Digital channel Talking Pictures TV has acquired iconic British films through two library deals with ITV Studios Global Entertainment and the Samuel Goldwyn and Woodfall libraries, distributed by Miramax.

Talking Pictures TV airs classic British movies and picked up more than 70 films through the agreement with ITV Studios Global Entertainment. The package includes Henry V, Reach for the Sky, Whistle Down the Wind, In Which We Serve, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Hell Drivers, The Bulldog Breed, Séance on a Wet Afternoon, Defence of the Realm and Tarka the Otter.

In addition, Talking Pictures TV acquired 33 films from the Samuel Goldwyn and Woodfall libraries through a deal with Miramax. The agreement covers titles such as The Entertainer, Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner, Look Back in Anger, Saturday Night and Sunday Morning and A Taste of Honey.

Talking Pictures TV’s head of acquisitions, Noel Cronin, said: “We’re thrilled to have agreed these major deals that include some of the most acclaimed and influential movies in the history of British filmmaking; they are fantastic additions to our ever-expanding library of classic cinema.”

The channel is available via Freeview and Sky, as well as on free-to-air satellite services.